Sunny Jacobs was sentenced to death, along with her then husband, for the murder of two police officers in Florida in 1976. While imprisoned, her husband was electrocuted and her two young children were cast into foster care following the death of her parents. Nearly 17 years after her arrest, her conviction was overturned on appeal. She never received any compensation and alongside her husband, Peter Pringle, set up the Sunny Center which helps other exonerees transition back into life upon release. Both Sunny and Peter also became advocates for human rights, campaigning worldwide against the death penalty.